The Sri Lanka Bureau of Foreign Employment (SLBFE) has authorized licensed foreign employment agencies to recruit workers for technical services in Japan.
The maximum fee that can be charged from a qualified employee recruited for the relevant professions is only Rs. 350,000.
SLBFE has notified that it is illegal to charge more than the maximum fee that can be charged by an employer and that legal action will be taken against employment agents who charge higher fees and their licenses will be revoked.
Furthermore, the list of licensed foreign employment agencies authorized to recruit workers for employment in Japan can be obtained from the SLBFE Official Website www.slbfe.lk. In addition, the public can report employment agencies that charge more than the authorized fee to the Special Investigation Division of the SLBFE on 0112864118 or 2864241.